Welcome to the Carers pages
Do you look after someone?
A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member, partner or friend who is disabled, ill, frail, elderly or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Sheffield City Council commissions Sheffield Carers Centre, a local independent charity, to provide dedicated support to adults (18+ years old) providing unpaid care to someone else in Sheffield.
They have trained staff who understand the pressures of caring and can help with any aspect of the caring role.
You can get support including:
- dedicated Carer Advice Line 0114 272 8362 (available Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm)
- a Carer Card giving unpaid carers discounts and offers from local businesses across Sheffield
- online information and advice on their website
- a regular Carers e-Bulletin featuring news, useful advice and service updates
- help to access local support groups for carers, including a monthly Carers Café and Mental Health Hub, for those supporting someone with a mental health problem, hosted by the Carers Centre
- drop-in sessions to speak with a Carer Advisor (Wednesday mornings, 10am-12noon)
- Carers Needs Assessment: an opportunity to discuss all the ways in which caring impacts on your life and help from an Advisor to find solutions to these issues
- help to plan for emergencies, when a carer might be unable to care
- support to take a break from your caring responsibilities (sometimes called respite)
- useful updates on Facebook and Twitter
You can access information through the dedicated website by clicking on the following link: www.sheffieldcarers.org.uk